Courses & Workshops

Since 1969 the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica organizes in Venice courses and workshops in Printmaking, the Artists’ Book & Bookbinding, Calligraphy and Watercolor.

The laboratories are spacious and luminous and equipped with ancient presses. Our faculty, the Maestri, are internationally established and experienced artists and printmakers.


Our Programs
  • 4 Hours Workshops
    One afternoon of creativity, every day from Monday to Friday.
  • Blocks of 3-4-5 classes
    3 to 5 lessons dedicated to specific topics or techniques. Classes meet once a week.
  • Complete Course
    If you live in Venice, the Veneto Region or Northern Italy, you may attend the complete program. Classes meet once a week.

Venice Artist Residencies

Throughout the year, the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia offers 1 to 12 week Residencies to professional and practicing artists. Work projects are in Printmaking, Book-Arts, Drawing & Painting, Illustration and Calligraphy.

Resident artists have access to the Scuola’s studios 7 days a week. The Scuola is located in the heart of Venice and is equipped for all printmaking methods, including lithography, letterpress, serigraphy, intaglio, and photo-mechanical processes.

Our resident artists work side by side with Italian and international artists and take part in our daily activities: workshops, seminars, presentations, exhibitions, visits to collections and libraries. They are fully immersed in the local life and culture.

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Life at the Scuola

Our courses and workshops are enriched by special seminars, critiques, presentations. Our SGgallery organizes an intense schedule of exhibitions, always related to the topics taught in our arts and design courses.

The Scuola offers its Italian and international participants  the unique opportunity of working together, in an environment that crosses and unites different cultures, experiences and generations.

Study Abroad in Venice

The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica is affiliated with many Italian and international institutions. Since 1992 we have organized and hosted innumerable semester, as well as intensive study abroad programs. Study Abroad students at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica are offered the unique chance of studying and working side by side with Italian students and resident artists from all over the world, in an environment that is both multi-cultural and multi-generational.

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